The stone which the builders put on one side has become the chief stone of the building.
The stone the masons discarded as flawed is now the capstone!
The stone [which] the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
The stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
The stone which the builders discarded* has become the cornerstone.*
118:22 The stone which the builders discarded4018
tn Or “rejected.”
has become the cornerstone.4019
tnHeb “the head of the corner.”
sn The metaphor of the stone…the builders discarded describes the way in which God’s deliverance reversed the psalmist’s circumstances. When he was in distress, he was like a stone which was discarded by builders as useless, but now that he has been vindicated by God, all can see that he is of special importance to God, like the cornerstone of the building.